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Ask The Experts—Where do I find information about getting paid for raw gold?

Q: Where do I find out information about raw gold being tested for purity, refined, and getting paid cash for it?

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Miners Come Out On Top in SREP v. USFS


It’s been over 2½ years since the Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed suit in US District Court against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF).

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What Equipment Do I Need?


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• Lawsuits galore
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Melman on Gold & Silver


Fundamental information on gold and silver turned more to the bullish side this past month, and we can point to three particular items as the basis for that conclusion.

Throw-Away Gold: Back to Basics


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